Los Angeles, CA – Hosted by Loyola Marymount, the White House Business Council, United States Small Business Administration and Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of the City of Los Angeles will present the Urban Economic Forum, this Thursday March 22. The forum will focus on minority owned businesses with topics to include: urban entrepreneurial awareness, investment strategy, expansion opportunities, and job creation. The event will be streamed live at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live and can be followed on Twitter using hashtag #UrbanEconForum.
Among the panelist will be local Agua Fresca innovator Cobá; represented by CEO and Co-Founder Arnulfo G. Ventura. He will touch on his personal background in investment banking and his experience with finding funding as a small business owner. Arnulfo will explain how he and Co-Founder José L. Domene raised the capital necessary to launch Cobá. The Investing in Urban Entrepreneurs panel begins at 10:05am PST and can be seen live at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Cobá is a Los Angeles-based start-up that is not only the leading brand in the newly emerging Aguas Frescas category but also continues to represent the most authentic solution for Aguas Frescas in a ready to drink format. As part of its social mission, Cobá supports and encourages entrepreneurship among youth and teens. For more information on Cobá please visit: http://www.drinkcoba.com/.
Other speakers and panelists of note include: Secretary of Labor, Hon. Hilda Solis, Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., Assistant to the President and Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and Treasurer Rose Rios.
The conference will take place in Southern California on the Loyola Marymount campus, for more information visit: http://www.sba.gov/node/129531.